On Liking (Nearly) Everything

If you’ve seen any of my reviews over the last year and a bit here at the Heap then you might have noticed that there aren’t a whole host of 2 or 1 star scores. (And thus it probably seems like I enjoy everything).

In a way that’s true – because if I’m not enjoying something, I probably won’t finish it, or sometimes won’t review it. I also don’t seek out things I suspect I won’t enjoy, and thus, when I do review a film or a series it’s mostly getting 3-5 stars because I’m only writing about stuff I liked.

In addition, I’m quite easy to please when it comes to the media I consume 😀

So to counter this, I’ve rustled up some reviews that are actually lower than 3 stars, just to… prove to myself that I don’t like everything?

And so here they are, the lowest rated anime titles I’ve mentioned here at The Review Heap (so far…):


Wildly uneven tone on what was almost a magical adventure (as I saw it).

Like the Clouds, Like the Wind

If this hadn’t been so rushed near the end I would have loved this for sure!

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise

Worth seeing… maybe, even if the lead is kinda terrible (in more ways than one).

And there we go – only three so far, but I do have one coming up that I think will be 2.5 so one day I can update this post, I guess!

Update – found one more!

Children of Whales

15 thoughts on “On Liking (Nearly) Everything

  1. I also only pick up things that I think I’m going to enjoy, so my reviews tend to skew towards the higher end of the scale as well. I think I only have a couple of reviews where I’ve given something a truly low score. Oh, well.

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  2. Haha, funny, I even got a question about that a week ago on my own blog when I gave something a bad review because I also mostly had positive reviews lately too😂 I’m very easy to please as well when it comes to watching stuff, but eh….sometimes there are things that I don’t like😀 Surprised a bit at the Wings of Honneamise getting a 2 star score. I loved that film!😀 But well, that’s the fun thing about pretty much everything: we all experience things differently which makes it so much fun!😊

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  3. I also only watch what I think I might like–and drop it if I’m not enjoying it. And I’ll only dedicate time to writing reviews about shows I like. After all, why spend time revisiting something you didn’t enjoy when you could be using that time to watch something else?

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  4. Interesting points there. Maybe you’re just a naturally positive person. Children of the Whales also came to mind as I thought it was disappointing, too. There are times I wonder if I am too positive or negative with my reviews on average. One concern I may have is me being negative with some of my rants in some reviews or certain posts. Of course, I did get a reputation for giving the riot act for film plagiarism cases, documentaries with uncomfortable truths, or calling out movies or series with problematic portrayals of race/ethnicity.

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